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      You don’t have to be in Texas to participate in these webinars. They are open and free to all! For more information or to register:

      Responding to Hurricane Harvey
      Date: October 5
      Time: 10-11 a.m. (CST)
      Presenter: Rebecca Elder, Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation and Lori Foley, Heritage Emergency National Task Force
      Cost: free

      Since the first “Responding to Hurricane Harvey” webinar filled so quickly, another webinar is being offered on the same topic. Was your institution affected by Hurricane Harvey? Are you curious about resources available to the museum community after a major disaster? Join Rebecca Elder of the National Heritage Responders and Lori Foley of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force for a discussion of emergency response. We’ll allow plenty of time to discuss your questions on emergency response, salvage, and recovery, so come prepared!

      Advocacy In Action
      Date: October 10
      Time: 10-11 a.m. (CST)
      Presenters: Bob Beatty, The Lyndhurst Group, Inc., Melissa Prycer of Dallas Historical Village, Carolyn Brackett of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Kent Whitworth of the Kentucky Historical Society
      Cost: free

      In this webinar, hear from museum colleagues who have effectively employed advocacy in their work and thus were successful on two fronts: solving an issue that needed solving, and increasing the museum’s visibility as a community entity.

      How Do We Pay For It?: Grants and Grant Writing for Collections
      October 18
      Time: 10-11 a.m.
      Presenter: Rebecca Elder, Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation

      By now, you probably have a long list of collections care projects you would like to accomplish, but you probably don’t have the resources you need to make them happen. Let’s talk about potential funding sources and the grant writing process so that you can make your collections care dreams come true.

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